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Dodgers vs. Padres - 7/7/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Diego Padres (36-48) at Los Angeles Dodgers (48-39)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)

D Pomeranz (7-7) (2.65) vs. H Ryu (0-0) (0.00)

The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -143 / San Diego Padres +133 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSSD/SNLA

The San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers begin a four-game series Thursday night.

The San Diego Padres look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Padres have scored 26 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in six of their last eight games. The San Diego Padres offense has caught fire recently, and they’ve won eight of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Wil Myers leads San Diego with 95 hits, Matt Kemp has 58 RBI and Melvin Upton Jr. has 13 home runs. Drew Pomeranz gets the nod, and he’s 7-7 with a 2.65 ERA and 109 strikeouts this season. Pomeranz is 0-4 with a 4.39 ERA and 25 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

Dodgers vs. Padres - 7/7/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Los Angeles Dodgers look for another win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Dodgers have allowed 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 13 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have an ERA of 3.39 and have lost seven of their last 11 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 102 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 42 RBI and Justin Turner has 12 home runs. Hyun-Jin Ryu takes the hill, and he was 14-7 with a 3.38 ERA and 139 strikeouts back in 2014. Ryu is 4-0 with a 0.84 ERA and 32 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

The Padres are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 2-5 in Pomeranzs last 7 road starts. The Dodgers are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 7-3 in Ryus last 10 starts. The Padres are 8-20 in the last 28 meetings in Los Angeles and 17-38 in the last 55 meetings overall.

I'm not going to lay juice with a pitcher in Ryu who hasn't pitched in a major league game since 2014. Sure, he was good the last time we saw him, but who knows what we're getting with his first game back from a serious shoulder injury? I'll take the plus money and a Padres team that's hitting the ball well. 

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San Diego Padres +133

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